Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collections

Every home has hazardous waste. Whenever a cleaner, compact fluorescent light bulb, latex paint, maintenance item or medication is unwanted, it is hazardous waste. Will County offers one-day collections and helps fund a permanent collection site in Naperville. Some items may also be taken to retail outlets for proper disposal and recycling services.

Battery Disposal

Will County partners with some libraries and promotes some retailers to bring residents options for proper battery disposal.  for battery details visit

Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)

Will County Land Use Department, Resource Recovery and Energy Division partners with the Forest Preserve District of Will County to offer Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) recycling. Some retailers also offer this service, visit for Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) details.

Latex Paint

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ceased to recognize latex paint as hazardous in 2000 and it ceased to be accepted in HHW programs. Today, Will County promotes a paint recycling program offered by some retailers. For a full list of options, visit for Latex Paint details.

Medication Disposal

Will County partners with some pharmacies, the Illinois EPA and several police department to offer year round medication disposable opportunities. For a full list of options, visit Medication details.

Full-Service Drop-off Site

Will County Land Use, Resource Recovery and Energy Department holds at least two Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events in the spring and at least one every fall.

Permanent Drop-Off

Will County also helps to fund a permanent HHW Drop-Off open every weekend (except holidays) located at:
Naperville Regional HHW
1971 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL

Saturday and Sunday
9 a.m.-2 p.m.